Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit


8.6 | 827 votes |
Release date: 23 November 2010
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Neofolk

Owners:

847 have it
112 want it


01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
02. Into The Painted Grey
03. The Watcher's Monolith
04. Black Lake Niðstång
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires
06. To Drown
07. Nihil Totem [tour edition vinyl bonus]
08. The Weight Of Darkness [tour edition vinyl bonus]

The Best Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal Album Of 2010
Top 20 albums of 2010: 5

Line-up
John Haughm - vocals, guitar
Don Anderson - guitars, piano
Aesop Dekker - drums
Jason William Walton - bass

Guest musicians
Nathan Carson - synthesizer, vibraphone, glockenspiel
Jeffrey Neblock - piano, field recordings
Veleda Thorsson - percussion
Jackie Perez Gratz - cello
Steven Wray Lobdell - backing vocals

Staff review by
Susan
Rating:
N/A
Like remembering a dream, the opening minutes of this album serenade us with a haunting cello solo. The sound of a nearby forest stream provides a backdrop for this melody; it's a familiar yet distant setting. Have I been here before? Just as the dream becomes clearer and you reach that part of your memory that hides it, the crushing guitars break open the door and all hope is lost.

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published 08.12.2010 | Comments (95)

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28.03.2010 - 22:14
Rating: 9
Ander
The wait is almost unbearable... I'll definitely be a happy Metal fan when it is released. Can't wait for the official title and art to be revealed.
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16.04.2010 - 10:32
advent
All my fav bands will release their albums in December (Moonspell, Draconian and Agalloch),,,i hope i can skip all the 6 months when i wake up tomorrow
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17.04.2010 - 10:49
Roro
...and waiting
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28.05.2010 - 02:39
SoulScarred
Good news
can't wait for this
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28.05.2010 - 13:20
Exhumed
Not long now...not long now...
I'm sure it's worth the wait, though.
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26.07.2010 - 05:51
Thanntos
This is without a doubt my most anticipated album for probably the next couple years. Agalloch is one of my favorite bands of all time and Ashes my fav album, its simply spectacular.

God this better be brilliant.
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I will kill you so hard you will die to death.
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20.08.2010 - 01:15
Rating: 10
TheWiseNoob
I made a post on my twitter account directed at the twitter page of Agalloch's label named Profound Lore. The person who owns it posted a reply saying that an announcement concerning the new album will be made soon. To give some context, Agalloch was in a recording studio during June and July.

My Twitter page: http://twitter.com/thewisenoob
Profound Lore's Twitter page:http://twitter.com/profound_lore
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21.09.2010 - 22:30
Rating: 10
TheWiseNoob
Agalloch's new album, named Marrow of the Spirit, finally has a release date(November 23rd).

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCKKK YEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH

Check out Agalloch's label Profound Lore's official announcement of the record. I linked it below.

http://www.profoundlorerecords.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=998&Itemid=2
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08.10.2010 - 17:58
Skøllgrim
Northern
Highly anticipated album, can't wait!
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"Popbutikk med platt lyrikk
Skit vil ingen hava"
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09.10.2010 - 19:49
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Will it live up to the hype? I am thinking the standard is set waaaaaay to high for this!
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11.10.2010 - 15:42
Lovecraft
Account deleted
I am so excited!
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18.10.2010 - 17:09
Rating: 8
Powerslavex
Alexskywalker
Fuckkkkkk yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cant waittttttttttt
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04.11.2010 - 17:11
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
It leaked so i already listened to it...first impression - i appeals to me to be much more "aggressive" than Agalloch i was used to...dunno yet, if i like it or not so much...
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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04.11.2010 - 21:16
Rating: 9
PazuzuSKOM
Pazuzu
First impression after first listen: KICK ASS ,, Agalloch never let down.
the record, just like the previous ones, epic, atmospheric and yet heavy and blackish than previous ones [i guess that due to the addition of Aesop Dekkar behind drums].

And Black Lake Nidstang is one of the most amazing songs i ever heard in my life.

AGALLOCH FTW!!
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05.11.2010 - 19:25
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
It's leaked all over youtube, and it's a great album...as usual.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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06.11.2010 - 18:49
Rating: 10
Dangerboner
:D
Yeah, this is really good. Fav tracks after my first listen are Black Lake Nidstang and Ghost of the Midwinter Fog. I still might prefer Ashes over this, but this did not disappoint in any way.

I hate the whispering though
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08.11.2010 - 17:17
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
His shrill yells or whatever you want to call them on Black Lake Nidstang are frightening, in a good way.
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12.11.2010 - 00:28
Rating: 10
SoshianT
Agalloch's new album is released :banger2:
you can find it in this blog : blackmetalporra.blogspot.com
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12.11.2010 - 05:24
Rating: 10
lugardo
I have to admit, i am blown away... as an avid agalloch fan, one always expects greatness in their albums but even then.... I have been mesmerized by the bands ever improving act, and Marrow of the Spirit is no stranger to this, it delivers.... HARD...
VIVA AGALLOCH!!!!
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23.11.2010 - 03:08
Rating: 10
drudkhsheepdawg
So Beautiful, so raw. TO DROWN
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23.11.2010 - 12:27
Kenos
Account deleted
They escaped the weight of darkness, to drown in another...
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24.11.2010 - 16:29
Rating: 9
Vonpire
WOW, Excellent album, really, one of top of 2010 without any doubt! Agalloch Rules \oo/
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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24.11.2010 - 17:11
Rating: 9
Fane
In Agalloch we shall trust. Amazing job.
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Coffee for power
Music for creativity
Sarcasm for fun
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25.11.2010 - 13:40
Rating: 10
HateSpark
Great album , I love the lyrics ..
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25.11.2010 - 14:17
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by HateSpark on 25.11.2010 at 13:40

Great album , I love the lyrics ..

You're right. Amazing lyrics too!
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26.11.2010 - 12:35
Rating: 10
agalloch19
Sooooooooooo Agalloch..
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26.11.2010 - 17:07
Rating: 7
Slyfang
9.1 for such an extremely inconsistent album?
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26.11.2010 - 18:01
Rating: 9
Panzer-Tank
My first post
Agalloch never cease to impress me with their wonderful creativity.
This album is amazing, as usual, atmospheric with great lyrix.
Black Lake NidstÜng is my fav.
Hail Agalloch \m/
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"Now the dream of this life must end, and so, too, must the dreamers within it"
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26.11.2010 - 21:09
Rating: 7
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Slyfang on 26.11.2010 at 17:07

9.1 for such an extremely inconsistent album?


Inconsistent I can understand if you say that it isn't an entity "like Ashes Against the Grain was" but it is not inconsistent at all, in fact it has a very good flow and sustains a certain mood through out the whole of it
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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27.11.2010 - 08:05
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Well, i finally checked out the album. On first listen I have to say I like it! I like the "raw" sound. I will need a few more plays in case I missed anything.
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